• Vandals break into Butler Intermediate High School 2 times over long weekend


    BUTLER, Pa. - School officials at Butler Intermediate High School said for the second time in less than three days, vandals broke into the school and sprayed graffiti all over the walls, lockers and floors.

    According to the superintendent, Dr. Michael Strutt, the first incident happened on Saturday and the second occured early Tuesday morning.

    “There wasn’t a lot of damage, but the spray-paint was on brick walls, on desk tops, on the tile floor, on some of the carpeting and on painted walls,” Strutt said.

    Strutt said the fumes from the paint set off fire alarms Tuesday morning, but maintenance crews were able to get it all cleaned up before the start of school.

    “We will find you and you will pay the price for vandalizing our school,” Strutt said.

    Butler Township and school police are investigating. They said they are reviewing surveillance video to identify those involved.

    “It’s very frustrating. It’s happened more than once. We’re obviously cooperating with police to try and find out who might have done this,” Strutt said.

    Strutt said the vandals did spray-paint the cameras, but there is some footage of them before the lenses were covered.

    “It’s that time of year, but really we can’t say. It could be (a senior prank), but it might not be (a senior prank),” Strutt said.

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